Uhuru Samuel Adaji Jalingo
The Taraba Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the security agencies in the state to arrest it’s former state chairman, Ibrahim El’Sudi for impersonation.
Mr James Ahmadu, Acting state chairman of the party made the call on Friday while addressing newsmen in Jalingo.
Ahmadu described the purpoted suspension and expulsion of some chieftains of the party in the state as illegal, stating that El’Sudi ceased to be the state chairman of the party since February 10, 2023.
He also called on the national leadership of the party to call El’Sudi to other to avoid creating an unnecessary confusion for the party in the state.
“We welcome you to this press conference aimed at responding to the purported expulsion of one of the Chieftains of our party, Chief David Sabo Kente and our Senator-Elect David Jimkuta for the Southern Senatorial District in the just concluded general elections, by the former State Chairman, Barr. Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudl from the party.
“I and members of my EXCO as well as members of APC in Taraba state
did not receive the pronouncement by the former Chairman, Barr. Ibrahim
Tukur El-Sudi at a press briefing in Jalingo, with rude shock but with
utmost disappointment In the person of Elsudi who has consistently shown
a rather shallow understanding of the workings of the party.
“You may all wish to know that on February 10, 2023, Barr. Ibrahim Tukur Elsudi was legally removed from office by the majority of the state working committee of the party through a vote of no confidence and this was communicated to and acknowledged by the Party’s National Working Committee.
” He thus stands removed as the Chairman of the party and has no legal standing to act in that capacity in which i former deputy State Chairman of the party and highest ranking official was unanimously and legally endorsed as the State Acting Chairman of the party
“By the provision of the APC constitution, Elsudi ceased to function as
Chairman since February 10th and has no legal right to suspend or expel
any member from the party.
“Consequently, we find his actions in this sad development as an act of desperation from a drowning man who is acting the script of his paymasters who are desperately trying to retain relevance in the system after plunging the party to a colossal lost in the last elections.
As the acting party chairman, I however eulogized chief Kente and Jimkuta for their support to the party which led the party to perform very well during the last national and state elections in the state.
” And as the leadership of the party in Taraba State, we are hereby calling on the
security operatives in the state to urgently effect the arrest of Barrister
Elsudi for impersonation.
‘We also call on the national leadership of the
party to expediently call Elsudi to order before he creates irreparable
confusion in the party.
“For the avoidance of doubt and to set the records straight, Chief David Sabo Kente remains a member of the APC in Taraba. Equally, Our senator elect Honorable David Jimkuta remains a legitimate member of our great party in Taraba State and the leader of the party in waiting, in line with the provisions of the constitution of the party,’ he stated.
Mr Uten Efu, Chairman of APC in Kente Ward in Wukari Local Government Area where Kente hailed from denied signing any petition for the suspension and the expulsion of David Kente.
Similarly, Mr Siman Yunusa, Chairman of the APC in Bete Ward where Jimkuta hailed from said that the ward executive did not sign any petition for the suspension of the senator elect.
Aljazirah recalls that the El’Sudi led faction of the party earlier announced the expulsion of Chief David Kente for anti party behavior.
It went ahead and suspended David Jimkuta, Senator Elect for Southern Taraba Senatorial District.